Beehive Forum vs. FUDforum vs. MyBB vs. Phorum vs. phpBB vs. SMF vs. TikiWiki CMS-Groupware vs. Unclassified NewsBoard vs. Viscacha vs. XMB vs. YaBB

General Beehive Forum FUDforum MyBB Phorum phpBB SMF TikiWiki CMS-Groupware Unclassified NewsBoard Viscacha XMB YaBB
Version
1.4.7
3.0.9
1.6.3
5.2.9a
3.0.8
2.0.6
10.1, 9.4 LTS and 6.10 LTS
2015-07-13
0.8.1
1.9.11
2.5 AE
Release Date
2015-06-03 (3 years ago)
2018-05-17 (9 months ago)
2011-04-16 (7 years ago)
2008-10-12 (10 years ago)
2010-11-19 (8 years ago)
2013-10-21 (5 years ago)
2013-02-08 (6 years ago)
2015-07-12 (3 years ago)
2010-12-03 (8 years ago)
Febuary 28, 2009
2010-07-04 (8 years ago)
Last Update here
2016-02-08 (3 years ago)
2018-11-01 (3 months ago)
2011-06-22 (7 years ago)
2008-10-16 (10 years ago)
2011-06-22 (7 years ago)
2013-10-25 (5 years ago)
2013-02-19 (6 years ago)
2018-11-01 (3 months ago)
2010-12-04 (8 years ago)
2012-03-02 (6 years ago)
2010-07-06 (8 years ago)
Author
Matt Beale, Mark Rendle
The FUDForum development team and user community.
MyBB Group
Phorum Dev Team
The phpBB Group
Simple Machines
Tiki Software Community Association
Yves Goergen
The Viscacha Project
The XMB Group
YaBB Development Team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GNU General Public License
Custom
The Phorum License (BSD)
General Public License
BSD
LGPL
GPL
GPL
General Public License
YPL (Modified GNU GPL)
License cost
0
Free
US$0
0
0.00
0
0
0
0
0.00
Free
Main View
Classic forum list
Classic forum list
Thread-Type
Threaded or Flat
Threaded or Flat
Threaded or Flat
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Setup Beehive Forum FUDforum MyBB Phorum phpBB SMF TikiWiki CMS-Groupware Unclassified NewsBoard Viscacha XMB YaBB
Installation method
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
manual
wizard
wizard
wizard
Upgrade method
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard with manual interactions
wizard
wizard
manual
wizard
wizard
wizard with manual interactions
Hosting available
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Technology Beehive Forum FUDforum MyBB Phorum phpBB SMF TikiWiki CMS-Groupware Unclassified NewsBoard Viscacha XMB YaBB
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP 5
PHP
php
Perl
UTF-8 Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Data Storage
1
MySQL Database
7
DB2 Database, Firebird Database, Microsoft SQL Database, MySQL Database, Oracle Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
3
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
2
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database
6
Firebird Database, Microsoft SQL Database, MySQL Database, Oracle Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
3
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
1
MySQL Database
1
MySQL Database
1
MySQL Database
1
MySQL Database
0
Other Storage
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts Beehive Forum FUDforum MyBB Phorum phpBB SMF TikiWiki CMS-Groupware Unclassified NewsBoard Viscacha XMB YaBB
BBCode
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
Yes
Optional
No
No
Optional
Optional
Emoticons
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Formatting Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
Optional
No
No
No
Yes
Quoting
Nested
Nested
Nested
Nested
Nested
Nested
Nested
Nested
Nested
Nested
Nested
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Attachments
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
One file
One file
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Tags
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
No
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Mark as solved
No
No
Forums Beehive Forum FUDforum MyBB Phorum phpBB SMF TikiWiki CMS-Groupware Unclassified NewsBoard Viscacha XMB YaBB
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subforums
unlimited
unlimited
multiple levels
unlimited
unlimited
one level
unlimited
unlimited
one level
one level
Last Post
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Redirect Forums
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Patch
Trashcan Forum
Optional
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Optional
Anti-Spam and Security Beehive Forum FUDforum MyBB Phorum phpBB SMF TikiWiki CMS-Groupware Unclassified NewsBoard Viscacha XMB YaBB
CAPTCHA
Optional
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Optional
Groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Flood Control
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Warnings
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Plugin
Optional
Suspension
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Bans
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
IP-Block
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Audit Logging
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
User Reports
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Other
Worming, Pilllorying
Several others like SpamBot detection, prevent new users from posting links, etc.
Akismet plugin available.
Aksimet Plugin
Plugin-based CAPTCHA system, Newly Registered Users permissions
An Akismet mod is available
E-Mail Protection
trademark "the Guardian" system
Notification Beehive Forum FUDforum MyBB Phorum phpBB SMF TikiWiki CMS-Groupware Unclassified NewsBoard Viscacha XMB YaBB
RSS/ATOM
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
E-Mail
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Instant Messaging
Yes
Yes - via ICQ, AIM, Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger, Jabber, Google Chat or Skype.
0
Jabber
Jabber
No
Private message notifications and broadcast messages
Bookmarks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Community Beehive Forum FUDforum MyBB Phorum phpBB SMF TikiWiki CMS-Groupware Unclassified NewsBoard Viscacha XMB YaBB
Avatars
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
User Ranks
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Rating/Karma System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Patch
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Patch
Signatures
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Users Online List
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Private Messaging
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom profile fields
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Moderation Beehive Forum FUDforum MyBB Phorum phpBB SMF TikiWiki CMS-Groupware Unclassified NewsBoard Viscacha XMB YaBB
Moderators
global, forums and threads
global and forums
global and forums
global and forums
global and forums
global, forums and threads
global and forums
global, forums and threads
global and forums
global and forums
global and forums
Move Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Split Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Close Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Shadow Topics
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Sticky Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Important Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Patch
Yes
Yes
Search Beehive Forum FUDforum MyBB Phorum phpBB SMF TikiWiki CMS-Groupware Unclassified NewsBoard Viscacha XMB YaBB
Full-text search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Author search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advanced search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Unread Topics
Database tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Session tracked
Session tracked
Database tracked
Customization Beehive Forum FUDforum MyBB Phorum phpBB SMF TikiWiki CMS-Groupware Unclassified NewsBoard Viscacha XMB YaBB
Languages
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
13
Czech, German, English, French, Hungarian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Turkish, Chinese
0
0
0
Mobile View
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
No
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Templates
CSS only
global
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global
global
global and forum specific
global
Custom BBCodes
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Patch
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Skin-Editor
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Smiley Packs
Yes
Patch
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Plugins
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features Beehive Forum FUDforum MyBB Phorum phpBB SMF TikiWiki CMS-Groupware Unclassified NewsBoard Viscacha XMB YaBB
Statistics
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Polls
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Calendar
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Plugin
Patch
Friendly URLs
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
Data Management Beehive Forum FUDforum MyBB Phorum phpBB SMF TikiWiki CMS-Groupware Unclassified NewsBoard Viscacha XMB YaBB
Available Importers
Invision Board 1.1.2, phpBB 2.0.x, Woltlab Burning Board 1.x
Pruning
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
Yes
Yes
Archiving
Unknown
Optional
No
No
No
Plugin
No
No
No
No
No
Export Formats
PDF (Adobe), ATOM, RSS, RDF, HTML
SQL Dumps in .sql, sql.gz, and .sql.bz2
WAP(2), IMode
none
HTML, SQL, PDF as Plugin
print layout; storage folders
Export private messages
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
No
No
No
No
No
Lo-Fi View
Yes
Optional
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
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